Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your adult life, and as such you want everything perfect. Today’s brides like uniqueness and are trying to break away from common traditions which is probably why so many are resorting to less than conventional ways to invite their friends to become their bridesmaids. If you have never been a bridesmaid before you might not understand what all that job entails which brings us to our point today…how to tell your bridesmaid(s) the details as well as the job description of being a bridesmaid.
Preparing Your Bridesmaids for the Planning Ahead
When you decide which of your friends to ask to partake in this job you will want to lay out all the details about the job so that they understand what is going to be asked and maybe even expected of them. This will vary depending on your level of comfort asking for things, your relationship with the bridesmaid, as well as your level of financial stability.
Propose to Them
Create a beautiful basket for your bridesmaids, each one complete with some pampering items like bath bombs, and nail polish and a small chocolatey treat, because let’s agree everyone loves chocolate when being pampered and getting all dolled up for a wedding. Inside the gift basket will be a decorative card printed neatly on thick cardstock and the top will read “Duties and responsibilities of my bridesmaids.”
Bridesmaid Proposal Box Item Ideas
Don’t Be Shy About Expectations
Start off with a giant thank you and remind your bridesmaid how honored you are that she accepted the job and how excited you are to share your special day with her like this. Then you can feel confident going into the details about the job.
Some things to keep in mind when highlighting the jobs for your bridesmaid, be uplifting and excited and also be positive and get her pumped to join in the festivities. We have put together a sample letter that you would use when trying to explain the job to your ladies.
The Note, Maybe Something Like This
“Hey Girl! Thank you so much for agreeing to stand beside me on one of the most important days of my life. I am so excited and thrilled that we get to share this day together. I wanted to help everyone out and put together a little list of things to help you all understand what it means to be a bridesmaid, I hope it is helpful.
As my bridesmaid you get to join the others in planning my bridal shower and bachelorette party. I admit the bachelorette party sounds more exciting than the shower but I know you ladies will come up with a unique and fabulous idea for both. You gals are my personal (not to mention fabulous and gorgeous) party planners, right hand women for this fabulous and exciting day!
We will also need to set up dates and times to pick, try on and model your bridesmaid gowns, shoes, and hairstyles. That way we can be sure you love every aspect of your outfit so you are comfortable and can enjoy the day too. I can’t wait to spend the upcoming months preparing and planning for this special day with you. Please enjoy this little pamper basket filled with things that will come in handy on the big day.”
Now, remember this was simply a sample, just one way you could inform your ladies of their job description and duties, feel free to add a checklist of items to prepare them. Feel free to add your own personal touch and tweak it to make it your own. This is especially important for DIY brides. Planning your own wedding can be very overwhelming, having friends and family to delegate to is going to be extremely helpful, to making this event a successful, stress-free most important day in your life.